Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of organizational support and psychological capital on the ability of employees to work in sports and youth departments in the west of Iran.
Methods: This research was descriptive-correlational and applied in terms of purpose. The statistical population of the study consisted of all employees of sports and youth departments in the western provinces of the country. Data were collected from available sampling; The sample size was 350 based on Morgan table. To collect the data, the standard questionnaire of work ability (Tommy et al., 1991), perceived organizational support of Eisenberger et al. (1986) and Lutans psychological capital (2007) were used. Structural equation modeling method was applied using Smart PLS software version 2.
Results: The results showed that organizational support has a positive and significant effect on psychological capital (0.843), health promotion (0.112) and disease prevention (0.153). Also, psychological capital has a positive effect on health promotion (0.753). And disease prevention (0.773) has a positive and significant effect.
Conclusion: Managers of the General Directorate of Youth Sports in the west of the country are advised to take measures to increase the sense of organizational support to employees and also to improve the psychological capital of employees to increase and improve the ability of employees under their management.